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Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota linked to fresh peaches

Twenty-three people have been sickened in the outbreak.
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Almost two-dozen Minnesotans have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to fresh peaches sold at two grocery chains.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is advising Minnesotans not to each "fresh, whole peaches supplied by Wawona Packing Co.," which have been sold at Target and Aldi.

It comes amid a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to peaches packaged by the company, with ill people reporting buying the fruit from Aldi, Target and potentially other retail locations, prompting a recall from Aldi on Wednesday.

Target is also in the process of removing the peaches from its stores.

There have been 23 cases of Minnesotans getting sick, aging in range from 3 to 92 years old, with 28 the median area.

They became sick between July 12 and Aug. 3, with six hospitalized.

There have been 68 cases in nine states linked to the peaches, though more cases may yet be detected/

"Health officials recommend throwing out or returning fresh, whole peaches supplied by Wawona Packing Company," the MDA said. "Do not eat them."

"If people are unsure whether the peaches they bought are supplied by Wawona, they should contact the retail location where they were purchased. If they have any doubts about where their peaches came from, they should not eat them and should throw them away."

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, and usually start 12-96 hours after exposure, but can present up to 2 weeks later.

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